Shatner's Bassoon

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Shatner's Bassoon are a group of six 'maverick' improvisers. Each member is an established improviser on the UK scene in their own right. This meeting of brilliant, twisted minds together creates a disorientatingly coherent experience, never failing to leave a lasting impression on the listener.

‘Shatner’s Bassoon sound like nothing you have ever heard before’ – is (unusually) no exaggeration"- Chris Parker, London Jazz News.

Shatner’s Bassoon are “wistfully romantic . . . like a monkey eating cornflakes" (The Guardian). "Shatner’s Bassoon are … being silly … be proud." (Tinderbox Festival). "the opening … is (unusually) no exaggeration" (London Jazz News) “…which continues to unsettle the listener” (Jazz Yorkshire) “…a group of musicians deconstructing composition and improvisation and developing a sound which is entirely of its moment and its surroundings.” (JY) Shatner’s Bassoon are “…remarkably beautiful … Physical[ly] … an incredible sight" (Gail Brand, BBC Jazz on 3) “… for the passive listener” (JY). Watch out for … Craig Scott … during moments of fun.” (BBC Jazz on 3) “The effect … is one of unease and perplexity.” (JY)“Prepare to have your perceptions mangled” (Jazzwize)
“…In short the only constant … is a degree of restlessness…” (London Jazz News)

Shatner's Bassoon are a group of six 'maverick' improvisers. Each member is an established improviser on the UK scene in their own right. This meeting of brilliant, twisted minds together creates a disorientatingly coherent experience, never failing to leave a lasting impression on the listener.

‘Shatner’s Bassoon sound like nothing you have ever heard before’ – is (unusually) no exaggeration"- Chris Parker, London Jazz News.

Shatner’s Bassoon are “wistfully romantic . . . like a monkey eating cornflakes" (The Guardian). "Shatner’s Bassoon are … being silly … be proud." (Tinderbox Festival). "the opening … is (unusually) no exaggeration"...

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Past Gigs Shatner's Bassoon

  • 06 | 2014 Leeds Fusebox
  • 06 | 2014 Liverpool Kazimer Gardens
  • 06 | 2014 London Lume
  • 06 | 2014 Brighton Safehouse
  • 06 | 2014 Manchester The Freedom Principle
  • 06 | 2014 Sheffield The Lescar
  • 06 | 2014 Birmingham The Lamp Tavern
  • 03 | 2014 London The Vortex
  • 01 | 2014 leeds Oporto
  • 02 | 2013 Durham The Fishtank
  • 02 | 2013 London Club Integral
  • 02 | 2013 Brighton Safehouse
  • 02 | 2013 Leeds The Fox & Newt
  • 02 | 2013 Manchester Sandbar
  • 02 | 2013 London The Vortex
  • 02 | 2013 Sheffield The Noise Upstairs
  • 02 | 2013 Birmingham Ort Cafe
  • 01 | 2013 Newcastle The Cluny

Discography Shatner's Bassoon

  • 2014 The Crowd Grows Mild Album | Wasp Millionaire Records
  • 2013 Aquatic Ape Privilege Album | Wasp Millionaire Records

Media

  • Video Shatner's Bassoon - This Is...
  • Video Shatner's Bassoon - Altered...
  • Sound Breakfast with Boghead (BBC...

Origin

  • Leeds GB

Founded

  • 2011

Members

  • Johnny Richards Keyboard
  • Michael Bardon Electric Bass
  • Craig Scott Electric Guitar
  • Oliver Dover Saxophone/ bass Clarinet
  • Joost Hendrickx Drums
  • Andrew Lisle Drums

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